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FB Q1/2019 News @ firebee.org

Postby wongck » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:24 am

I just found out about this nice piece of news - already 3 months old. 8O
No one to blame really, just me very long I have not looked at the FB NEWS pages. :roll:
http://firebee.org/fb-bin/news?action=f ... N&offset=0

The LED lights and what it means is really useful, previously I do not know what they are and just when it stops blinking I need to reboot. :lol: .

However, does anyone know what it means with the 2nd bullet point - "look and feel" ? Is it a new design box or what? :shrug:

The 4th bullet point - very interesting - improvement on FPGA and FireTOS.
I wonder what are they - faster IDE speed? Faster Video?
WOW it would be great !!!
Any idea when these will be out to the general public ?? :D
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Re: FB Q1/2019 News @ firebee.org

Postby Latz » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:05 am

Hi,

shame on you, i thought you use your "PH News" for the firebee.org RSS feature :wink:
About "look and feel": Yes, "something" new will be released hopefully until end of summer :mrgreen: :coffe:
Stay tuned!!

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Re: FB Q1/2019 News @ firebee.org

Postby jury » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:54 am

Latz wrote:About "look and feel": Yes, "something" new will be released hopefully until end of summer :mrgreen: :coffe:
Stay tuned!!


Great! Especially that I have got my FireBee on Monday ( still did not connect it and power it up yet, but today/tommorow should be "that day" :D )

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Re: FB Q1/2019 News @ firebee.org

Postby Bengy » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:25 pm

Latz wrote:Hi,

shame on you, i thought you use your "PH News" for the firebee.org RSS feature :wink:
About "look and feel": Yes, "something" new will be released hopefully until end of summer :mrgreen: :coffe:
Stay tuned!!

Latz


Great.. looks like I need to order the next FireBee as well!

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Re: FB Q1/2019 News @ firebee.org

Postby wongck » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:01 pm

Latz wrote:shame on you, i thought you use your "PH News" for the firebee.org RSS feature :wink:
About "look and feel": Yes, "something" new will be released hopefully until end of summer :mrgreen: :coffe:
Stay tuned!!


:lol: :lol: Does that old piece of software still works ??
Looking forward to end of summer.
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Re: FB Q1/2019 News @ firebee.org

Postby wongck » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:02 pm

jury wrote:Great! Especially that I have got my FireBee on Monday ( still did not connect it and power it up yet, but today/tommorow should be "that day" :D )

A brand new FB from the latest batch?
Do they have the latest software ??
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Re: FB Q1/2019 News @ firebee.org

Postby jury » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:21 pm

wongck wrote:A brand new FB from the latest batch?
Do they have the latest software ??


Yeap, the brand new FB from the latest ( 2nd ) batch.
As for the question on the latest software, I do not know, but I'm guessing that it should have the latest software. I bought it with the 32GB CF card which is preinstalled with quite some nice stuff needed for nice start. I even connected network cable and I could go on the network through Netsurf without any hassle.
But I played about 30 minutes with it and decided ( well, it was decided even before FB came :) ) that I want full blown Unix environment, so on my spare CF card I'm copying all the needed files ( NVDI installation, EasyMiNT 1.90 installation ... ) and during weekend I will put this CF into FB and try to install it all. So right now I'm just having fun setting this all up :)

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And I have a quite an issue with this new toy. It still does not have its own place. I use it temporarily switching it to my main PC monitor and using its keyboard and mouse, but I have to come up with a permanent place for FB and I guess it will not be easy.

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Re: FB Q1/2019 News @ firebee.org

Postby Bengy » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:19 pm

jury wrote:
wongck wrote:A brand new FB from the latest batch?
Do they have the latest software ??


Edit:
And I have a quite an issue with this new toy. It still does not have its own place. I use it temporarily switching it to my main PC monitor and using its keyboard and mouse, but I have to come up with a permanent place for FB and I guess it will not be easy.


I'm in same boat - I ended up putting it in my office to find ways to incorporate it into my workflow and actually put it to use...

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Re: FB Q1/2019 News @ firebee.org

Postby wongck » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:25 pm

Glad you are having fun with it.
jury wrote:And I have a quite an issue with this new toy. It still does not have its own place. I use it temporarily switching it to my main PC monitor and using its keyboard and mouse, but I have to come up with a permanent place for FB and I guess it will not be easy.


LOL.... I have been switching my LCD/VDU between PC & Atari ever since I got my 1st falcon back in 90s. A KVM does wonders :D
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